Author Topic: Lyle and Marie McCann part 2  (Read 617567 times)

solvy

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Re: Lyle and Marie McCann part 2
« Reply #2385 on: April 10, 2019, 09:51:36 PM »
Hi Sap, do you know if Vader got his appeal?

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Re: Lyle and Marie McCann part 2
« Reply #2386 on: April 11, 2019, 01:49:15 AM »
Hi Solvy. It looks as though the appeal court has reserved their decision, but the lawyers of Vader want a new trial. I didn't find anything more on that.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/travis-vader-mccann-missing-st-albert-1.4927753

Lawyers seek new trial for Travis Vader in deaths of missing Alberta couple

Defence attorneys claim mistakes were made by original trial judge
CBC News ยท Posted: Nov 30, 2018 11:50 AM MT | Last Updated: November 30, 2018

Travis Vader was given a life sentence in 2017 in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann. (CBC )
Lawyers for a man convicted of killing two Alberta seniors whose bodies have never been found have asked for a new trial.

Travis Vader was sentenced in January 2017 to life in prison for manslaughter in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.

'Terrifying for all Canadians': Travis Vader gets life sentence for killing elderly Alberta couple
The lawyers have asked the Court of Appeal of Alberta for a new trial on the grounds that there were a number of errors made during the original one.

They argued in court Friday that the trial took too long and say the convictions should be stayed.

The lawyers said the judge mistakenly used an outdated section of the Criminal Code, and later substituted manslaughter for the original verdict of second-degree murder.

The McCanns, who were in their late 70s, vanished in 2010 after leaving their St. Albert home to go camping in British Columbia.

The appeal court has reserved its decision.

solvy

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Re: Lyle and Marie McCann part 2
« Reply #2387 on: April 11, 2019, 08:10:44 AM »
Thanks Sap, for looking that up. 

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Re: Lyle and Marie McCann part 2
« Reply #2388 on: April 11, 2019, 10:45:37 AM »
YW Solvy. Dang Vader is going to be a thorn in the justice system forever and it's worrisome that he has such a good lawyer. People wrongfully accused don't even have such good representation.